www.jameswelling.net

Born 1951, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Education

  • 1969-71

    Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

  • 1971-74

    California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA.; BFA, MFA.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016

    Choreograph, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA

  • 2015

    Choreograph, David Zwirner, New York, USA
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Things Beyond Resemblance: James Welling Photographs, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA

  • 2014

    Diary of Elizabeth & James Dixon/Connecticut Landscapes, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicgo, USA [catalogue forthcoming]

  • 2013

    James Welling: The Mind on Fire, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (C)
    James Welling: Monograph, Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA (C)
    James Welling: Monograph, Hammer Museum, LA, California
    James Welling: Autoograph, Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland.
    James Welling: Open Space, University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMASS Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts

  • 2012

    Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA (C)
    James Welling: The Mind on Fire, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK (C)
    Overflow, David Zwirner, New York.
    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA.
    Wako Works of Art, Tokyo. Japan (C)

  • 2011

    Glass House, Maureen Paley, London.
    Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain.

  • 2010

    James Welling Photographs The Phillip Johnson Glass House, The Four Seasons Restaurant, New York, USA.
    Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain.
    Glass House, Maureen Paley, London, UK.

  • 2009

    Notes on Color, Wako Works Of Art, Tokyo, Japan
    Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France.
    Hapax Legomena, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, USA.
    Picturing the Studio, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA.

  • 2008

    James Welling, Works 1980 – 2008, David Zwirner, New York, USA.
    Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA.
    James Welling, Galerie Nächt St. Stephen Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria.

  • 2007

    Maureen Paley, London, UK (C)
    David Zwirner, New York, USA (C)
    Flowers, 2005, Horticultural Society of New York, New York, USA.

  • 2006

    James Welling: New Photographs, WAKO Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
    Galerie Nelson, Paris, France.
    Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium.
    Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, USA.

  • 2005

    James Welling: New Work, David Zwirner, New York, USA.
    James Welling: New Photographs, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA.

  • 2004

    New Photographs, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
    Agricultural Works, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, USA (C)
    California, Galerie Nachst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria.

  • 2003

    James Welling: Los Angeles, Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, USA.
    James Welling: New Photographs, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA.
    Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy.

  • 2002

    James Welling Abstract, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (C)
    James Welling Abstract, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, USA.

  • 2001

    Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany.

  • 2000

    New Abstractions and Photographs from the Seventies, Galerie Xavier Hufkens,Brussels, Belgium.
    New Abstractions and Work from the Seventies, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, USA.
    James Welling: 1974-1999, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, USA; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, U.S.A; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA.
    New Abstractions, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA.
    Galerie Nelson, Paris, France.
    Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, USA.

  • 1999

    New Abstractions, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany.
    Photographs 1981-98, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, USA.
    Galerie Barbara Gross, Münich, Germany.
    Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.

  • 1998

    1981, Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium.
    Light Sources, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA.
    Kunstmuseum Lucerne, Switzerland.

    Galerie Nelson, Paris. France.
    Forum: James Welling, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA.
    Early photographs 1976-1985, Leslie Tonkonow, New York, USA.

  • 1997

    Eastern Window, Haus Editions, Antwerp, Belgium.
    Light Sources, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, USA.
    Light Sources, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Light Sources, Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium.
    Light Sources, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

  • 1996

    Calais Lace Factories, Camden Arts Center, London, UK.

  • 1995

    Whitney Center, Hamden, USA.
    Jürgen Becker, Hamburg, Germany.
    Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
    The Ugly America, American Fine Arts, Co., New York, USA.
    Módulo / Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, Portugal.
    Project room, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, USA.

  • 1994

    Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA.
    Photographs from the 90’s, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Wolfsburg, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany.
    James Welling: Photographs from the 90’s, Galerie Nelson, Paris, France.
    Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria.
    Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, USA.

  • 1993

    Wako Works of Art, Tokyo (C)
    Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium.
    S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
    Calais Lace Factories, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, USA.
    Usines de Dentelle, Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Calais, France (C)

  • 1992

    Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris, France.
    Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, USA.
    Musée de la Roche sur Yon, La Roche sur Yon, France.
    Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Limoges, France (C)
    Künstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (C)
    The Gangplank, Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York, USA.

  • 1991

    Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, USA.

  • 1990

    Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris, France.
    Les Voies Ferrées / St. Etienne et la Plaine du Forez, Maison de la Culture et de la Communication de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France (C)
    Sous-Sol, Ecole Supérieure d’Art Visuel, Geneva, Switzerland (C)

  • 1989

    Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, USA.
    Photography and Abstraction, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, USA, (C).
    Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria (C)

  • 1988

    Feature Gallery, Chicago, USA.
    Galerie Philip Nelson, Lyon, France.
    Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, USA.
    Johnen & Schüttle, Cologne, Germany.
    Christine Burgin Gallery, New York, USA.

  • 1987

    Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris, France.
    Kuhlenschmidt/Simon, Los Angeles, USA.
    Feature, Chicago, USA.

  • 1986

    Cash/Newhouse, New York, USA.

  • 1985

    Cash/Newhouse, New York, USA.

  • 1984

    CEPA, Buffalo, USA.

  • 1982

    Metro Pictures, New York, USA.

  • 1981

    Metro Pictures, New York, USA.

  • 1976

    Arco Center for Visual Art, Los Angeles, USA.

  • 1973

    Project, INC, Cambridge, USA.

Group Exhibitions

  • (C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition.

  • 2016

    De toi à la surface, FRAC - Ile-de-France - Le Plateau, Paris, France

  • 2015

    Another Minimalism: Art After California Light and Space, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK. (C)
    Cámara de Maravillas, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
    Grand Illusions: Staged Photography from the Met Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
    The Secret Life, Murray Guy, New York, USA
    The Human Apparatus, Klemm’s, Berlin, Germany
    Gallery Selections, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
    Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, USA
    MetaModern (travelling), Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, Illinois, USA, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona , Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida
    The Noing Uv It, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergan, Norway. (C)

  • 2014

    Fiona Banner selects from the V-A-C Collection, Stamp Out Photographie, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
    Another, Once Again, Many Times More, Martos, New York, USA
    Back grounds: Impressions Photographiques (2), Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
    Staring at the Sun, Griffin Editions, Blind Spot Lab, New York
    What is a Photograph? International Center of Photography, New York. (C)
    The Will to Architecture, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

  • 2013

    Alchemical, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
    The Black Mirror, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles (curated by James Welling)
    Endless Bummer II/Still Bummin’, Marlborough Gallery, New York
    The Estate, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin
    Looking Forward: Gifts of Contemporary Art from the Patricia A. Bell Collection, Montclair Art, Museum, Montclair, New Jersey
    The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art, Center, College, Poughkeepsie, New York [itinerary: Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida]. (C)
    Tenth Anniversary Show, Wallspace, New York
    Think First, Shoot Later: Photography from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

  • 2012

    101 Collection: Route 3, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA.
    The Permanent Way, Apexart, New York, USA.
    This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, USA. Travels to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston.

  • 2011

    Anti-Photography, Focal Point and The Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK.
    Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
    Jeff Wall: The Crooked Path, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    New Space, New Works, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan
    Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA
    Stairway to Heaven, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York.
    Sunless, curated by Walead Beshty, Thomas Dane, London.
    The Artist’s Museum, MOCA, Msueum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

  • 2010

    The City Proper (curated by), Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
    After Architects, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland.
    Connecticut, D’Amelio Terras, New York.
    Group Show, BravinLee programs, New York
    How Many Billboards? Art In Stead, MAK Center for Art + Architecture at the Schindler House, Los Angeles, (21 commissioned art works exhibited on billboards throughout Los Angeles)
    Self-fulfilling Prophecies, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, USA.

  • 2009

    The Edge of Vision, Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Montréal, Canada.
    The Pictures Generation, 1974 – 1984, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (C)
    Quodlibet II, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne.
    Vague Terrain: Analogues of Place in Contemporary Photography, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA.

  • 2008

    Espèces D’Espace, Magasin: Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France.
    The Gallery, David Zwirner, New York, USA.
    No Room, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
    Untitled (Vicarious) Photographing The Constructed Object, Gagosian, New York, USA.
    When it’s a Photograph, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, USA. (C)
    Whitney Biennial 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA.

  • 2007

    Concrete Works, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, USA.
    Paint It Blue: Works from the ACT Art Collection/ Siegfried Loch, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, Germany.
    Real Life, Artist’s Space, New York, USA.
    Global Anxieties, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, USA.
    Les Temps Modernes: Collection du Frac Bretagne, Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bignan, France.
    End(s) of Photography: Modeling the Photographic, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, USA.
    Edit! Photography and Film in the Ellipse Collection, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal.
    L.A. Desire (Part 1), Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf, Germany.
    Viewfinder, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA.
    15 Years, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan.

  • 2006

    Double Exposure, Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels, Belgium.
    The Eighties: Topology, Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal (C)
    The Gold Standard, P. S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA.
    Sixteen Tons, The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
    Our Town: Architecture in Art, Hudson Untitled Foundation, Hudson, USA.
    Verde, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto, Canada.
    TomorrowLand: CalArts in Moving Pictures, touring exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
    In Focus: 75 Years of Collecting American Photography, Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover, USA.
    Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles, USA.
    It’s not a photo, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA.
    The Los Angeles Art Scene, 1955-1985, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (C)
    Studio City, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
    The Monty Hall Problem, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA.
    Joshua White, Los Angeles, USA.

  • 2005

    Photographies, Galerie Nelson, Paris, France.
    The Photograph in Question, von Lintel Gallery, New York, USA.
    Theorema. Une collection privée en Italie, la collection d’Enea Righi, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France.
    Blooming: A Summer Garden for the Picking, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati. USA.

  • 2004

    In America; William Eggleston, Roe Ethridge, Stephen Shore, Joel Sternfeld, James Welling, Sutton Lane, London, UK.
    Eblouissement, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France.
    100 Artists See God, Independent Curators International, New York; The Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, U.S.A. curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston.
    The Big Nothing, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA.
    Art History: Photography References Painting, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, USA.
    Likeness: Portraits by Artists by Other Artists, CCA Wattis Institute and Independent Curators International, San Francisco; McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; University Art Museum, California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach; Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, USA. (C)
    Double Exposure: A Portfolio of Photographic Diptychs, Inman Gallery, Houston, USA.
    Spread in Prato, Prato, Italy.

  • 2003

    The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-82, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA; Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland.
    Prima Facie, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, USA.
    Auction for Photographic Education in Afghanistan, Christies, New York, USA.
    Double Exposure, Edition Schellmann, New York, USA.
    Inaugural Exhibition, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA.
    Stéphane Couturier – Philippe De Gobert – Matthias Hoch – Bernard Voïta – James Welling, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium.
    Imaging the Abstract, Feigen Contemporary, New York, USA.
    Back Grounds – Impressions, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA.
    Abstraction in Photography, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, USA.
    Rethinking Photography/Narration and Reduction in Photography, Forum Stadpark, Graz, Austria.
    Artist’s Gifts, MOCA, Los Angeles, USA.

  • 2002

    Art Downtown: New Photography Wall St Rising, New York, USA.
    Remarks On Color, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA.
    Regarding Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Saidye
    Bronfman Centre for the Visual Arts, Montreal, Canada, curated by Gregory Salzman
    New Acquisitions/New Work/New Directions 3: Contemporary Selections, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA.
    Fold, Drapery in Contemporary Visual Culture, City Gallery, Leicester, UK.
    Visions from America, Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940-2001, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA.
    Painting Matter, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA.
    Hot and New in 2002: A Print and Photography Exhibition and Sale, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah
    Photography by Gallery Artists, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
    Acquiring Taste, Real Art Ways, Hartford
    Fotografie, Landschaften, Towntown, Abstractions, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich
    Ballpoint Inkings, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington
    Transform the World 2002, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo

  • 2001-2002

    This is not a photograph, University Art Gallery, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla [itinerary: Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville; DePaul University, Chicago; Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton]

  • 2001

    Nature in Photography, Galerie Nachst St. Stephan, Vienna
    Ellipsis, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York; curated by Julie Baranes.
    This Side of Paradise, Marian Goodman Gallery.
    W, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole, France; curated by Robert Nickas
    At Home, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York; curated by Stephanie Theodore
    Kaye Donachie, Maureen Gallace & James Welling, Maureen Paley Interim Art, London
    Next Wave Prints, Elias Fine Art, Allston
    Maureen Paley Interim Art, London

  • 2000

    As Painting: Division and Displacement, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; curated by Philip Armstrong, Laura Lisbon and Stephen Melville [catalogue]
    Black & White, Anita Friedman Fine Arts, New York
    Photo Art Photo, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
    Light-heeled, light-handed: Edward Ruscha, Julius Schulman, James Welling, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany: curated by Lynne Cooke
    Los Angeles, Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers, Cologne
    A Changing Summer Group Exhibition, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York
    Sharon Lockhart / James Welling, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

  • 1999

    Re-Structure, Grinnell College Art Gallery Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell
    Sequences, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach
    Thin Air, Julie Saul Gallery, New York
    Plain Air, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
    Pencils of Nature: A Dialogue, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
    Gesammelte Werke 1: Zeitgenössisches Kunst zeit 1968, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
    Gallery Artists, Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York
    Schöpfung. Diösanmuseum, Munich [catalogue]
    Multiplicity, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles
    Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, James Welling, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna

  • 1998

    Stare, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
    Exterminating Angel, Ghislaine Husenot, Paris
    Nouvelles acquisitions, 97, Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims
    Art that happens to be photography, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo
    L’Hypothèse du tableau volé, Musée d’art moderne et contemporaine, Geneva
    Sequences, Edition Schellman, New York
    Launch of the New Evergreen Review, 644 Broadway, New York
    TransFiction 1, Charim Klocker, Vienna
    The Cultured Tourist, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
    Dust Breeding: Photographs, Sculpture & Film, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; curated by Steve Wolfe
    From the Heart: The Power of Photograph – A Collector’s Choice, Art Museum of Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; curated by Adam D. Weinberg
    Sea Change: The Seascape in Contemporary Photography, Center for Creative
    Photography, The University of Arizona, Tucson [itinerary: I.C.P., New York et al]
    Mysterious Voyages: Exploring the Subject of Photography, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore
    Utz, A Collected Exhibition, Lennon Weinberg, New York; curated by Stephanie Theodore
    Paul Strand / James Welling, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan / Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, [catalogue]

  • 1997-1998

    Track Records, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario [itinerary: Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario; Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver; The Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta; Centre culturel Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke; Centre d’exposition de Durmmondville, Durmmondville]
    Kunst... Arbeit, Südwestdeutsche Landesbank, Stuttgart
    Heart, Mind, Body, Soul: American Art in the 1990s, Selections from the Permanent
    Collection; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

  • 1997

    Contemporary Collections 97, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles
    Surface Auction, MAK Center for Art & Architecture, Los Angeles
    Heaven, P.S.1, Long Island City
    Staging Surrealism: A Succession of Collections 2, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
    Bring your own Walkman, W139, Amsterdam [CD catalogue]
    Photographie d’une collection, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignements, Paris [catalogue]
    About Painting: Eggleston, Gerber, Gursky, Kalpakjian, Polidori, Welling, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
    Density or the unimaginable museum / discontinuity / synchrony / presence, Domaine de Kerguehennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan; curated by Denys Zacharopoulos
    Ausstellung 10 Jahre Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
    Someone else with my fingerprints, David Zwirner, New York; curated by Wilhelm Schürmann.

  • 1996

    Muse [x] Editions: recent publications, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles
    100 Photographs, American Fine Arts, Co., New York
    Evident: New Landscape Photography, The Photographers’ Gallery, London;curated by Andrew Cross
    Just Past: The Contemporary in MOCA’s Permanent Collection, 1975-96, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
    Blind Spot Photography: The First Four Years, Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York (and benefit auction at Christie’s)
    Lynda Benglis, John Chamberlain, Rudolf Stingel, James Welling, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
    Deep Surface, Pace Wildenstein McGill, Los Angeles
    Ab Fab, Feature, Inc., New York
    Swag & Puddle, The Work Space, New York; curated by Mary Jones & Janice Krasnow
    Prospect 96: Photographie in der Gegenwartskunst, Frankfürter Kunstverein im Steinernen Haus and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt; curated by Peter Weiermair, (C)

  • 1995

    Drawings and Photographs, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
    Uta Barth, Candida Hofer, Andreas Gursky, James Welling, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco

    New Acquisitions: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books and Multiples, Art Metropole, Toronto
    Summer Group Exhibition, American Fine Arts, Co., New York
    The Reflected Image, Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy; curated by Antonella Soldaini & Paolo Colombo [catalogue]

    After Art: Rethinking 150 Years of Photography, Henry Art Museum, Seattle [catalogue]
    Degrees of Abstraction: From Morris Louis to Mapplethorpe, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Romantico Contemporaneo, Castello di Beutivaglio, Bologna
    Fact and Fiction: Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum at Champion, Stanford
    Abstract Photography, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
    Blind Spot, McKinney Arts Center, Dallas
    Strung into the Apollonian Dream, Feature Gallery, New York

  • 1994

    Géométries, Galerie du TNB, Rennes
    L’Amour Toujours, Le Carré / Musée Bonnat, Bayonne
    Transport, Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, VA; curated by Helen Miranda Wilson [catalogue]
    G7, Theoretical Event, Naples
    Werkstattquartier, Institut für Gegenwartskunst, Vienna
    David Deutsch, Douglas Blau, James Welling, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York
    Content and Discontent in Today’s Photography, Friends of Photography, San Francisco [catalogue]
    The Abstract Urge, Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco, [catalogue]
    The Evolution of the Photogram since 1919, The Denver Art Museum, Denver [catalogue]
    Experimental Vision, The Denver Art Museum, Denver, [catalogue]
    Pictures of the Real World (In Real Time), Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; [itinerary: L’Usine, Dijon; and traveling] co-organized by Robert Nickas and On Kawara [catalogue]
    The World of Tomorrow, Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles; curated by Douglas Blau
    Gaylen Gerber, Angela Grauerholz, James Welling, Galerie Nächst St.
    Stephan/Rosemarie Schwarzwalder, Vienna

  • 1993

    Nettverk, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, [catalogue]
    The Sublime Void, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp [catalogue]
    Oeuvres du Patrimoine Contemporain Régional, L’Usine, Dijon
    Jean-Marc Bustamante, Rosemarie Trockel, James Welling, Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris
    Image First: Eight Photographers for the 90’s, Laura Carpenter Fine Arts, Santa Fe
    October Portfolio One, Metro Pictures, New York
    Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York
    Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Calais
    Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
    Galleri F15 Alby, Moss

  • 1992

    Documenta IX, Kassel [catalogue]
    Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
    Rodney Graham, Sherrie Levine, James Welling, Christine Burgin Gallery, New York
    Studio Guenzani, Milan
    Skulpturen-Fragmente, Wiener Secession, Vienna [catalogue]
    Une seconde pensée du paysage, Domaine de Kerguehennec
    Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne

  • 1991

    Les Grandes Lignes, Gare de l’Est, Paris [catalogue]
    Vom Verschwinden der Dingle aus der Fotographie, Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna [catalogue]
    Bernd & Hilla Becher, Jeff Wall, James Welling, Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles
    Photographing L.A. Architecture, Turner / Krull Gallery, Los Angeles
    Fariba Hajamadi, Hirsch Perlman, James Welling, Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Santa Monica
    Photography 1980 - 1990, Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver and Aspen
    Galerie Nelson, Lyon

  • 1990

    The Indomitable Spirit, International Center of Photography, New York
    Johnen & Schüttle, Cologne
    Perspectives on Place, San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego
    Le Diaphane, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, [catalogue]
    Une autre affaire, Centre National des Arts Plastiques DRAC de Bourgogne, Dijon, [itinerary: Maison Fyot, Le Consortium, Dijon]
    Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, [catalogue]

  • 1989

    Troy Brauntuch, Matt Mullican, James Welling, Kent Fine Arts, New York
    Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, [itinerary: Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond]
    Studio Guenzani, Milano
    Strange Attractors: Signs of Chaos, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, [catalogue]
    Pathetique, Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf, West Germany; curated by Ronald Jones
    International Camera, Salama-Caro Gallery, London
    Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA; curated by Bing Wright
    A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, [catalogue]
    Diagrams & Surrogates, Shea & Baker Gallery, New York; curated by Saul Ostrow

  • 1988

    Bi National: American Art of the Late 80’s, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, [itinerary: Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf] [catalogue]
    Hybrid Neutral, Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence Museum, New York; curated by Collins & Milazzo
    Art at the End of the Social, Rooseum Museum, Stockholm; curated by Collins and Milazzo
    Galerie Lelong, New York
    Schlaf der Vernunft, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, [catalogue]
    Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York
    Utopia Post Utopia: Configurations of Nature and Culture in Recent Sculpture and Photography,
    Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, [catalogue]
    Implosion, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, [catalogue]
    Photography and Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

  • 1987

    Recent Tendencies in Black and White, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York; curated by Jerry Saltz [catalogue]
    Photo Mannerisms, Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia; curated by Klaus Ottman
    Malerei-Wandmalerei, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, [catalogue]
    Clegg & Guttmann, Richard Prince, James Welling, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna
    Photography and Art, Interactions since 1946, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, [catalogue]
    Generations of Geometry, Whitney Museum at Equitable Center, New York
    The Ironic Sublime, Galerie Albrecht, Munich
    Art Against AIDS, Baskerville & Watson, New York
    New Locations, Jamie Wolff, New York, [catalogue]
    Cal Arts: Skeptical Belief(s), The Renaissance Society, Chicago
    Fariba Hajamadi, Gerhard Merz, James Welling, Christine Burgin Gallery, New York
    Lemieux, Kruger, Nagy, Welling, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
    New Photography, Feature, Chicago

  • 1986

    Rodney Graham / James Welling, Coburg Gallery, Vancouver
    Barbara Ess, Ian Wallace, James Welling, Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne
    Particulars, Baskerville & Watson, New York
    Poetic Resemblance, Lougelton Gallery, New York
    Picture Perfect, Kuhlenschmidt/Simon, Los Angeles
    Paravision, Margo Leavin, Los Angeles
    Vikky Alexander, Annette Lemieux, Allan McCollum, James Welling, Cash/Newhouse, New York

  • 1985

    JAA Benefit, Cash/Newhouse, New York
    Blow-Up, Feature, Chicago
    Weird Beauty, The Palladium, New York
    Final Love, Cash/Newhouse, New York
    Louise Lawler, Laurie Simmons, James Welling, Metro Pictures, New York
    A Summer Selection, Castelli Uptown, New York
    P, 303 Gallery, New York
    Seduction : Working Photographs, White Columns, New York

  • 1984

    Ailleurs et Autrement, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris [catalogue]
    Natural Genre, Florida State University, Tallahassee, [catalogue]
    Still Life in Photography, Rotterdamse Kunststichting, Rotterdam, [catalogue]
    Cash Gallery, New York
    Allan McCollum / James Welling, Cash/Newhouse, New York
    Civilization and the Landscape of Discontent, Nature Morte, New York
    Artists’ Call, Metro Pictures, New York

  • 1983

    In Plato’s Cave, Marlborough Gallery, New York, [catalogue]
    Artificial Miracles, Simon Frazer University, Vancouver

  • 1982

    Trouble in Paradise, A+M Artworks, New York
    Natural History, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York
    Love is Blind, Castelli Photographs, New York
    Photograph, Metro Pictures, New York
    On Location, Texas Gallery, Houston
    Exhibition, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, [catalogue]
    Pictures and Promises, The Kitchen, New York
    Erweitertre Fotografie, Weiner Secession, Vienna

  • 1980

    Opening Group Exhibition, Metro Pictures, New York
    Pictures in New York Today, P.A.C., Milan, [catalogue]

  • 1979

    Imitation of Life, Hartford Art School, Hartford

  • 1978

    The New West, The Kitchen, New York

  • 1976

    Southland Video Anthology, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, [catalogue]
    Evening of Works, LAICA, Century City

  • 1975

    Indian Summer, Project INC., Cambridge

  • 1974

    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery D301, California Institute of the Arts, Santa Clarita

  • 1972

    Newick, Osher, Welling, Hewlitt Gallery, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburg

Solo Exhibition Catalogues & Monographs

  • 2014

    James Welling: Diary/Landscape. Art Institute of Chicago. (C)
    James Welling: The Mind on Fire. Texts by Jane McFadden, Nigel Price, Anthony Spira, Jan Tumlir, Miguel von Hafe Pérez, and James Welling. Prestel, Munich. (C)

  • 2013

    James Welling: Monograph. Texts by James Crump, Mark Godfrey, and Thomas Seelig. Interview with the artist by Eva Respini. Aperture, New York. (C)

  • 2012

    James Welling: The Mind on Fire. Texts by Tamie Boley and James Welling. MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, England (exh. pub.)
    James Welling: Wyeth . Interview with the artist by Patricia Hickson. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut (exh. pub.)
    James Welling: Wyeth . Text by James Welling. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo. (C)

  • 2010

    Frolic Architecture . Text by Susan Howe. Images by James Welling. The Grenfell Press, New York [limited edition]
    James Welling: Glass House. Text by Noam M. Elcott. Interview with the artist by Sylvia Lavin. Damiani, Bologna, Italy

  • 2009

    Light Sources, SteidlMack, London.
    James Welling, Gelatin Photographs 1-12, 1984, republished on the occasion of The Pictures Generation, 1974 – 1984, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

  • 2007

    New York, NY. David Zwirner. James Welling: Flowers, 2007. Text by Lynne Tillman and James Welling.

  • 2004

    Welling, James & Welling, Will, Agricultural Works & Insect Chorus, Minetta Brook, 2004.

  • 2002

    Welling, James, (essay by Rosalyn Deutsche), James Welling - Abstract, Palais Deas Beaux-Arts / Art Gallery Of York University, 2002.

  • 2001

    Welling, James, Untitled 1981, Galerie Daniel Bucholz, Köln, 2001.

  • 2000

    Welling, James, James Welling: Photographs 1974 – 1999, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA.

  • 1999

    Welling, James, James Welling - New Abstractions, Sprengel Museum Hannover, 1999.

Selected Books & Group Exhibition Catalogues

  • 2015

    Darkroom Alchemists. Getty Publications, Los Angeles. (C) [forthcoming]
    The Noing Uv It, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergan, Norway

  • 2014

    What is a Photograph? Texts by George Baker, Geoffrey Batchen, Hito Steyerl, and Carol Squiers. International Center of Photography and DelMonico Books/Prestel Verlag, New York. (C)

  • 2013

    The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation. Texts by Peter Buse and Mary-Kay Lombino. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York and Prestel Verlag, New York. (C)

  • 2012

    Pacific Standard Time: Kunst in Los Angeles, 1945-1980. Edited by Rebecca Peabody, Andrew Perchuk, Glenn Phillips, and Rani Singh. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
    is Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s. Texts by Johanna Burton, Bill Horrigan, Elisabeth Lebovici, Helen Molesworth, et al. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut. (C)

  • 2011

    25 Years/25 Artists. Julie Saul Gallery, New York (C) Collection Vanmoerkerke. Rispoli Books, Brussels
    Jeff Wall: The Crooked Path. Edited by Hans de Wolf. Bozarbooks, Brussels and Ludion, Antwerp. (C)
    Jeff Wall: The Crooked Path/El sendero sinuoso. Edited by Hans de Wolf. Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (C)
    Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs. Texts by Jordan Bear, Rhoda Eitel-Porter, et al. Morgan Library & Museum, New York
    Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980. Edited by Rebecca Peabody, Andrew Perchuk, Glenn Phillips, and Rani Singh. Getty Publications, Los Angeles

  • 2010

    Jack Goldstein. Text by Klaus Görner, Chrissie Iles, and Shepherd Steiner. Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt and Walther König, Cologne. (C)
    Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices, 1970s to the Present. Edited by Lynne Cooke, Douglas Crimp, and Kristin Poor. Texts by Johanna Burton, Lynne Cooke, Douglas Crimp, Glenn Ligon, Danny Lyon, Lytle Shaw, Juan A. Suarez, Lena Sze, and David Wojnarowicz. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. (C)
    Modern Views: Inspired by the Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House and the Philip Johnson
    Glass House. Texts by Phyllis Lambert and Sylvia Lavin. Assouline, New York
    Nachleben. Text by Fionn Meade. Goethe Institut, New York (exh. pub.)

  • 2009

    60 Innovators shaping our creative future. Texts by Charlotte Cotton, Emma Dexter, Hans Ulrich Obrist, James Welling, et al. Thames & Hudson, London
    1989: End of History or Beginning of the Future? Edited by Cathérine Hug, Gerald Matt, and Thomas Meißgang. Texts by Synne Genzmer, Cathérine Hug, Helmut Lethen, Gerald Matt, Thomas Mießgang, Mikhail Ryklin, and Martin Walkner. Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna and Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany. (C)
    The Aesthetics of Disappearance. Text by Paul Virilio. Semiotext(e), Los Angeles [cover]
    Can I Come Over To Your House: The First Ten Years of the Suburban. Texts by Michelle Grabner, Annika Marie, and Michael Newman. The Suburban, Oak Park, Illinois. (C)
    The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography. Text by Lyle Rexer. Aperture, New York (C)
    Verbania, Italy. (C)
    The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984. Text by Douglas Eklund. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (C)

  • 2008

    Espèces d’espace: Les Années 1980, Première Partie. Texts by Yves Aupetitallot, Hal Foster, Maria Garzia, et al. Le Magasin - Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France. (C)
    Sonic Youth Etc.: Sensational Fix. Texts by Elein Fleiss, Kim Gordon, and Rolan Groenenboom. Walther König, Cologne. (C)
    This is Not to be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Texts by Ann Goldstein, Rebecca Morse, and Paul Schimmel. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. (C)
    Whitney Biennial 2008. Texts by Henriette Huldisch, Shamim M. Momin, and Rebecca Solnit. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. (C)

  • 2007

    Atlas: de l’art contemporain à l’usage de tous. Text by Denis Gielen. Musée des Arts
    Contemporains, Hornu, Belgium
    Edit! Photography and Film in the Ellipse Collection. Texts by Albano Silva Pereira, João Oliveira Rendeiro, and Delfim Sardo. Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal
    Like Color in Pictures. Text by James Welling. Aspen Museum of Art, Aspen, Colorado
    Paint It Blue: ACT Art Collection Siegfried Loch. Text by Roland Spiegel. Weserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany. (C)
    Private/Public. Text by Mark Kremer. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
    Viewfinder. Edited by Tamara Moats. Henry Art Gallery, Seattle. (C)

  • 2006

    Catalog L.A.: Birth of an Art Capital 1955-1985. Text by Catherine Grenier. Editions du Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. (C)
    Dark Places. Text by Joshua Decter. Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California Os anos 80: Uma topologia/The 80s: A Topology. Texts by Antonio Cerveira Pinto, João Fernandes, Ulrich Loock, Pier Luigi Tazzi, Alexandre Melo, Eduardo Paz Barroso, Bernardo Pinto da Almeida, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, and Denys Zacharopoulos. Museu Serralves, Porto. (C)
    Sixteen Tons: UCLA Department of Art Faculty. The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles. (C)

  • 2005

    London, United Kingdom. Thames & Hudson. Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism, 2005. Texts by Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh.
    New York, NY. Metropolis Magazine. Looking at Los Angeles, 2005. Texts by Linda Dishman, Marla Hamburg Kennedy, Cindy Olnick, Ben Stiller, and David L. Ulin.
    Paris, France. Passage du Retz, Paris. D’une Image qui ne Serait pas du Semblant: La
    Photographie Ecrite 1950-2005, 2005. Text by Anne Tronche.

  • 2004

    Arles, France. Analogues. Semaine N° 15: Cimaise et Portique, Albi: Kendell Geers: Sexus, 2004. Text by Jackie-Ruth Meyer
    New York, NY. Sotheby’s. Choice Art: Planned Parenthood Auction for Choice, 2004.Philadelphia, PA. Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. The Big Nothing, 2004.
    Roslyn Harbor, NY. Nassau County Museum of Art. Saluting the American Spirit through Art, 2004.

  • 2003

    Cambridge, MA. MIT Press. The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art, 2003, pp 95, 97-98. Text by Martha Buskirk.
    London, UK. Laurence King Publishing, Ltd. Photography, A Cultural History, 2003. p. 429. Text by Mary Warner Marien.
    London, UK. Phaidon. Art and Photography, Text by David Campany. [illustration p. 156]
    Minneapolis, MN. Walker Art Center. The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-82, 2003. Text by Douglas Fogle. pp. 317-20.
    New York, NY. Edition Schellmann. Double Exposure, 2002.
    New York, NY. Refco Group, Ltd. Subjective Realities: Works from the Refco Collection of Contemporary Photography, 2003. pp. 242-243. Text by Adam Brooks.

  • 2002

    Hartford, CT. Real Art Ways. Acquiring Taste, 2002. Text by Steven Holmes.
    London, UK. Laurence King Publishing. Photography: a Cultural History, 2002.
    New York, NY. Minetta Brook. Watershed, The Hudson Valley Art Project, 2002. Text by Alain Cueff.
    Stuttgart, Germany. Arnoldsche. Die Kunst der Abstrakten Fotografie, 2002. Text by Gottfried Jager.

  • 2001

    Dôle, France. Musée de Beaux-Arts. W, 2001.
    New York. NY. Pamela Auchincloss / Arts Management. this is [not] a photograph, 2001. Text by A. D. Coleman.
    Sarah J Rogers. Text by Michael Fried.

  • 1999

    Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany. Hatje Kantz Verlag. Schöpfung, 1999. Text by Petra Giloy-Hirtz.

  • 1998

    Luzern, Switzerland. Kunstmuseum Luzern. James Welling, 1998. Text by Ulrich Loock. p.43-51.
    New York, NY. Edition Schellman. Sequences, 1998. Text by Susan Tallman.
    San Francisco, CA. Fraenkel Gallery. Dust Breeding: Photographs, Sculpture & Film, 1998. Text by Steve Wolfe.
    Tuscon, AZ. Center for Creative Photography. Sea Change: The Seascape in Contemporary Photography, 1998. Text by James Hamilton-Paterson.

  • 1997

    Columbus, OH. Wexner Center for the Arts. Staging Surrealism, 1997. Text by Mary Ann Caws
    Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Oakville Galleries, Canadian Museum of Contemporary
    Photography. Track Records: Trains and Contemporary Photography, 1997. Texts by Marnie Fleming et al.

  • 1996

    Frankfurt, Germany. Frankfurter Kunstverein. Prospect 96, 1996. Text by Peter Weiermair.
    Ghent, Belgium. Imshoot Uitgevers. Light Sources, 1996.

  • 1995

    Tokyo, Japan. Wako Works of Art. The Photographic Invisible: James Welling, 1995. Text by Minoru Shimizu

  • 1994

    Chicago, IL. Arts Club of Chicago. “The Solid Geometry of Sight,” James Welling, 1994. Text by Janet Abrams.
    Lynchburg, VA. Maier Museum of Art. Transport, 1994. Text by Helen Miranda Wilson.
    Niwot, CO. Roberts Rinehart. Experimental Vision, The Evolution of the Photogramsince 1919, 1994. Text by Charles Hagen.
    Seattle, WA. University of Washington Press. After Art: Rethinking 150 Years ofPhotography, 1994. Text by Andy Grundberg.
    Wolfsburg, Germany. Cantz. James Welling: Wolfsburg, 1994. Texts by Uta Grosenick and James Welling

  • 1993

    Antwerp, Belgium. Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten. The Sublime Void, 1993.
    Calais, France. Le Channel, Scène Nationale de Calais. Usines de Dentelle, 1993. Text by James Welling.
    Rotterdam, Netherlands. Museum Boymans-van Beuningen. Collection Modern Art, Boymans-van Beuningen Museum Rotterdam, Inventory of works acquired between 1985-1993, 1993.
    Tokyo, Japan. Wako Works of Art. James Welling, Photographs 1977-1993, 1993. Text by Michiko Kasahara.

  • 1992

    New York, NY. Edition Cantz/Abrams. Documenta IX, 1992. Text by Denys Zacharopoulos.
    Oslo, Norway. Kunstnernes Hus. James Welling, Photographs, 1992. Text by David Deitcher.
    Rochechouart, France. Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart. James Welling, 1992.

  • 1991

    New York NY. IN Publishing. The Artist Project: Portraits of the Real Art World/New York Artists 1981-1990, 1991. Text by Peter Bellamy.
    Vienna, Austria. Österreichisches Fotoarchiv im Museum Moderner Kunst, VomVerschwinden Der Dinge Aus Der Fotografie, The Disappearance of Things, 1991. Text by Suzanne Neuberger.

  • 1990

    Bern, Switzerland. Kunsthalle Bern. James Welling: Photographs 1977-1990, 1990. Texts by Ulrich Loock et al.
    Geneva, Switzerland. Ecole supérieure d’art visual. James Welling: 19 Photographs 1980, 1990.
    Minneapolis, MN. Minnesota University Press. Photography at the Dock, 1990. Text by Abigail Solomon-Godeau.
    Saint-Etienne, France. Maison de la Culture et de la Communication de Saint-Etienne. Les Voies Ferrees: Saint-Etienne et la Plaine du Forez, 1990.

  • 1989

    Cambridge, MA. MIT Press. A Forest of Signs, 1989. Text by Ann Goldstein.
    New York, NY. Hunter College Art Gallery, Photography and Abstraction, 1989. Text by Rosalind Krauss.
    New York, NY. Shea and Beker Gallery. Diagrams & Surrogates, 1988. Text by Sol Ostrow,
    Vienna, Austria. Galerie Nächst St. Stephan/Rosemarie Schwarzwalder. James Welling, 1989. Text by David Joselit.

  • 1988

    Boston, MA. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Utopia Post-Utopia, 1988. Texts by Fredric Jameson et al.

  • 1987

    Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA. University of California Press. The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism: American Literature at the Turn of the Century 1987. [cover illustration]

  • 1985

    Buffalo, NY. CEPA. James Welling: Gelatin Photographs 1-12, 1985.

  • 1983

    New York, NY. Marlborough Gallery, In Plato’s Cave, 1983

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    Vankin, Deborah, James Welling’s Choreograph a bold dance between the real and the abstract, latimes.com, 19 February 2016.
    Slifkin, Robert, James Welling, artforum.com, February 2016.

  • 2015

    Moss, Hilary, James Welling, Now in Technicolor, nytimes.com, 17 November 2015.
    Boynton, Andrew, Bodies in Space: James Welling’s “Choreograph”, newyorker.com, 9 November 2015.
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  • 2014

    Pollack, Maika. What is a Photograph? at the International Center of Photography and ‘AWorld of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio’ at the Museum of Modern Art. New York Observer 17 February 2014, B4

  • 2013

    Chang, Phil. Cache, Active: Conversation with James Welling. Aperture, Spring 2013 pp.141, 147
    Feeney, Mark. James Welling: an interest in the interstitial, bostonglobe.com 23 February 2013
    Fried, Michael, Previews: James Welling: Monograph Artforum January 2013, p.81
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    Risch, Conor. Tour de Force, Photo District News March 2013 pp.46-50
    Rosen, Steven. Welling: Photos of a Lifetime, cincinnati.com , 25 January 2013
    Spira, Anthony. James Welling: The Mind on Fire, Afterall, Spring 2013 pp33-41
    Zhong, Fan. Photo Op. W February 2013, p.114

  • 2012

    Bush, Bill. Now Isn't That Spacial?: This Artweek.LA. huffingtonpost.com 28 February
    Carmichael, Elisa. Showtime, The Art Street Journal August 2012 pp.28-45
    Dunne, Susan.Welling Photos An Homage To Wyeth, Hartford Courant 25 March 2012 G1-G2
    Falconer, Morgan. Homespun Heroics, The World of Interiors ,October 2012 pp.106-11
    Feitelberg, Rosemary. Scene, WWD, 11 September 2012, p.2
    Feßler, Anne Katrin. Neue Perspektiven: In Wien blicken Künstler auf moderne Architektur, Monopol February 2012 p101
    Heuer, Megan. James Welling: David Zwirner. Art in America November 2012 p.164
    McQuaid, Cate. Exhibits revisit, reprise works of Andrew Wyeth, The Boston Globe 17 April 2012
    Rexer, Lyle. James Welling: 'Wyeth,' Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. photographmag.com 11 June 2012
    Robertson, Rebecca. Wyeth Redux. ARTnews, April 2012, p. 27
    Rosenberg, Karen. James Welling: Overflow, The New York Times, 19 October 2012, C27
    Sholis, Brian. James Welling: David Zwirner, Artforum November 2012, p.275
    Suqi, Rima. Q & A: Images from Wyeth's World, Paint Splatters and All, The New York Times, 23 August 2012, D2
    Welling, James. The Artists’ Artists. Artforum, December 2012, p.116
    Wilson, Michael. Odd Couples, New York Observer 29 October 2012, B9
    Woodward, Richard. Where Painting and Photography Blur, The Wall Street Journal 27 December 2012, D6
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  • 2011

    McLean-Ferris, Laura, Anti-Photography, Art Review, April 2010, p.112.
    Stillman, Steel, In The Studio: James Welling, Art In America, cover & pp.54-61.
    Tsitsovits, Yannis, Stained Glass: James Welling at Maureen Paley, undercurrentmagazine.com, 24 April 2011.
    Welling, James, Art In Los Angeles, Artforum, October 2011, p.283.

  • 2010

    Archey, Karen, James Welling, Map, Summer 2010, p.81.
    Grabner, Michelle, James Welling, Artforum, February 2010, pp.207-208.
    Witkovsky, Matthew, Another History, Artforum, March 2010, pp.212-221.
    rbert, Martin, Sunless, Frieze, November-December 2010, pp.133-134.
    puya, Paul Mpagi, Glass House, PIN-UP, Spring-Summer 2010, p.18.

  • 2009

    Fowle, Kate, The Pictures Generation: 1974-84, Frieze, Summer 2009, pp.184-185.
    Lobel, Michael, Previews: The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984, Artforum, January 2009, p.108.
    Welling, James, Untitled, Degrades Series, 2004, Another Magazine, Spring/Summer 2009.

  • 2008

    Elcott, Noam M, The Shadow of the World, Aperture, Spring 2008, pp.30-39.
    Untitled (Vicarious): Photographing the Constructed Object, Pluk, October 2008, pp.32-33.
    Untitled (Vicarious), The New Yorker, 20 October 2008.

  • 2007

    “Goings On About Town: Flower Power,” New Yorker, 23 April 2007, pp.8, 15.
    Scwabsky, Barry, The 80’s: A Topology, Artforum, Summer 2007, pp.488-489.

  • 2006

    Davis, Tim, “Galleries Uptown“, New Yorker, March 2006.
    Gray, Emma, “LA Confidential.” artnet.com (August 2006)
    Grosz, David. “Taking abstraction to its logical extreme.” The New York Sun, 13 June 2003.
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    “All Things Cow at Hudson River Museum.” The Journal News, 23 June 2006.
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    O’Reilly, Sally, “Pescali & Sprovieri“, Freize, June 2006, p272.
    “What’s On“, The Art Newspaper, No. 174, November 2006, p11.

  • 2005

    Kitamura, Katie, “Review, James Welling, Regen Projects”, Pluk, Issue 24, May - June 2005, p37.
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    Sheets, Hilarie, “Armand Hammer’s Orphan Museum Turns Into Cinderella in Los
    Angeles,” The New York Times. (October 6, 2004), p. E1, 9.
    unsigned, “The Big Nothing,” e-flux, 30, (April 2004).

  • 2003

    Aletti, Vince. “Voice Choices/Photo: Imaging the Abstract,” Village Voice, (May 21, 2003), p. 92
    Fulco, Elisa. “In Mostra: James Welling,” Flash Art, (June/July 2003), p. 154
    Ghezzi, Rosella. “Vernici: James Welling,” Vivi Milano, (March 19, 2003).
    Grosz, David, “Still Painting’s Sidekick,” The New York Sun, (March 6, 2003), p. 16
    Horak, Ruth, “Rethinking Photography I + II, Fotohof edition, Saltzburg
    Immer, Silvia. “James Welling: Galleria Raffaella Cortese,” ESPOARTE, (April/May 2003), p. 24
    Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: James Welling, Los Angeles,” The New York Times, (September, 19 2003), p. E39
    Memeo, Francesca. “La Mostra,” La Stampa, (April 4, 2003).
    Miles, Christopher, “James Welling: Regen Projects,” Artforum, (June, 2003), p. 194, ill.
    Newhall, Edith. “Art: Photography, City of Angles,” New York Magazine, (September 8, 2003), p. 170
    Ollman, Lea, “Bitter Nature of Human Nature,” LA Times, (May 2, 2003).
    Pola, Francesca. “James Welling,” Segno : Attualità Internazionali d’Arte Contemporanea, (May/June 2003)
    Princenthal, Nancy, “A 10-Part Hello Along the Hudson,” NY Times, (May 11, 2003), p. 20
    Schmerler, Sarah. “Don’t Miss: James Welling, Los Angeles,” Time Out New York, (September 11-18, 2003), p. 89
    Treace, Bonnie Myota. “Rising to the Challenge”, Tricycle (Ill. by James Welling) (Spring 2003), pp. 40, 42, 45
    Tumlir, Jan. “The 1980’s: Part Two”, Interview with James Welling, Artforum, (April 2003), pp. 216, 217, 255.
    Welling, James. “An Excerpt from Jack Goldstein and the CalArts Mafia.” X, vol. 5, no. 4, (2003), pp. 4-7.

    unsigned. “Galleria Raffaella Cortese,” Sur La Terre, No. 14, (Summer 2003)
    unsigned. “James Wellling,” Exhibart.onpaper, (May 2003)
    unsigned. ”James Welling,” That’s Art, No. 41, (April 2003)

  • 2002

    Kohno, Haruko, “A gallery responds to 9/11,” Daily Yomiuri, (Jan 31 2002)
    Lambrecht, Luk, “De waarheid volgens James Welling,” De Morgen, Brussels, (April 25 2002)
    Mahoney, Robert. “Justine Kurland, Catherine Opie, Martha Rosler and James Welling at Gorney Bravin + Lee”, Time Out New York, (27 June - 4 July 2002), p. 56
    Milroy, Sarah “Playful Pictures of Light and Texture”, The Globe and Mail, (Nov. 29, 2002), p. R4
    Tillman, Lynne, “This is Not It, D. A. P”, New York, p. 177
    Tumlir, Jan. “Previews: James Welling, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles”, Artforum, (Jan. 2002), p. 72
    Ziegler, Ulf “Zwischen Begriff und Gegenstand: James Welling abstrake Fotografien seit 1975,” Frankfurter Rundschau, (August 17, 2002)
    unsigned, “een ode aan het licht,” De Standaard, Brussels, (March 7, 2002)

  • 2001

    Egan, Maura. “Prize Matters.” Details, (January/February 2001), pp. 124-131. [photos by Welling]
    Fried, Michael, gallery talk, MoCA, Los Angeles (unpublished)
    Intra, Giovanni. “Reviews: James Welling at MoCA”, artext, (Aug. - Oct. 2001), p. 77
    Jones, Kristin M. “James Welling at Gorney Bravin + Lee”, Frieze, (May 2001), pp. 99-100
    Joselit, David. “Surface Histories: The Photography of James Welling,” Art in America, (May 2001), pp. 136-143
    Knight, Christopher. “The Melancholy Process, History of Photography,” Los Angeles Times, (May 8,2001)
    Lin-Eftekhar, Judy. “Photographer captures surreal landscapes, luminous scene,” UCLA Today, (April 10,2001).
    Loreto Mondloch, Katie. “Review: James Welling at MoCA, LA”, Tema Celeste, (September-October 2001), p.85
    Manroe, Candace Ord. “The Art of the Stairway.” Traditional Home, (March 2001), pp. 148-149. [ill.]
    Mitchell, Roger, Savage Baggage, (cover photograph by James Welling) The Figures, Great Barrington, MA
    Myers, Holly. “Light”, LA Weekly, (20-26 July, 2001), p. 47
    Rogers, Sarah J. “James Welling: Photographs 1974-1999,” The Contemporary, (March/April/May 2001), pp. 8-9. [illustration]
    Rowley, Alexandra, Turn Shake Flip, Eyestorm, New York, p. 41
    Tillman, Lynne. “Portfolio: James Welling,” Artforum, (May, 2001), pp. 139-143
    Welling, James, portrait of Wolfgang Tillmans in Details, (January, 2001), pp. 124, 127.
    Zellen, Jody. “Mining the Photographic Process,” dArt International, (Winter 2001), p.40
    unsigned. “James Welling: Photographs 1974-1999.” The Contemporary, The Museum of Contemporary Art, (June/July/August 2001), pp. 2, 8.
    unsigned. “James Welling: Photographs 1974-1999,” UCLA Spotlight, (Sept. 25, 2001).

  • 2000

    Giuliano, Mike, “James Welling Finds the Complexity.” City Paper Baltimore, (September 6, 2000), p.37
    Brooke Schleifer, Kristen, “James Welling: New Abstractions and Work from the Seventies,” Art on Paper, (July-August 2000), p.58, ill.
    Ollmans, Leah, “Ambiguous Artifacts: James Welling and Sharon Lockhart,” Los Angeles Times, (Friday, March 3 2000)
    Relyea, Lane, “Review: James Welling at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH,” Artforum, (September, 2000), p. 171
    Welling, James, “Los Angeles Photographs, 1976-78,” October, Issue 91, Winter, p.81-100
    Welling, James, “Photography in the ‘00s,” UCLA, (Summer 2000), pp.38-43
    Yates, Christopher A. Yates, “From bright to brooding,” Columbus Dispatch, (May 21, 2000)

  • 1999

    Hirsch, Faye, “Working Proof: James Welling”, Art On Paper, (Mar.-Apr., 1999), p.56
    “Rethinking Genres in Contemporary Photography,” Art On Paper, (January-February 1999), p.33
    Solomon, Deborah, “How to Succeed in Art,” New York Times Magazine, (June 27, 1999), pp.38-41,ill.
    Schmerler, Sarah, “Pencils of Nature: A Dialogue,” Time Out / New York, (July 22-29, 1999) p.80
    Sonna, Birgit, “Der Janusköpfige: James Welling...,” Süddeutsche Zeitung (Munich), (Dec. 6, 1999)

  • 1998

    Aletti, Vince, “Photo Short List: James Welling,” Village Voice, (Sept. 29, 1998), p.73
    Cotter, Holland, “James Welling, Early Photographs: 1976-1985,” The New York Times, (October 16,1998), p.E-37
    Grynsztejn, Madeleine. “James Welling.” forum, no. thirty-seven, (1998).
    Miller, Donald, “Intense photographic images recall Pittsburgh’s gritty past,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,(November 28, 1998), p.D-8
    Shearing, Graham, “New light on the familiar: James Welling…,” Pittsburgh Tribune Review, (November 19, 1998), p.27
    Squiers, Carol, “A Slice of Light”, Artforum, (January 1998), pp. 76-79.
    Wahler, Marc-Olivier. “L’hypothèse du tableau volé”, Art Press, (October 1998)

  • 1997

    Aletti, Vince, “Photo Short List: James Welling,” The Village Voice, (Mar 18, 1997), p.11
    Fink, Barbel, “James Welling,” Camera Austria, issue #59/60, pp.70-80
    Mitchell, Charles Dee, “James Welling at Jay Gorney,” Art in America, (July 1997), p.92
    Schmerler, Sarah, “James Welling, Light Sources’,” TimeOut/New York, (March 20- 27,1997), p.47
    Squiers, Carol, “James Welling,” Grand Street, issue #61, pp.169
    Welling, James, “Railroad Towns,” Grand Street, issue #61, pp.160-168 (photo portfolio in“All-American” issue)

  • 1996

    Berriolo, Elana & Flexner, Roland, “Art in the Folds,” New Observations, issue #110, p.45
    Cross, Andrew, “Evident”, Great: The Magazine of The Photographers’ Gallery, London, (November/December 1996), p.6-7
    Cross, Andrew, “New Landscapes: Axel Hütte & James Welling,” Creative Camera, (October/November 1996), p.8-17
    Frank, Peter, “James Luna, Allan Sekula, Deep Surface,” L. A. Weekly, (August 23-29, 1996)
    Pagel, David, “Meditations on Morality and the Depiction of Space,” Los AngelesTimes, (Aug. 22, 1996).
    Silver, Joanne, “Photography Distills Nature,” Boston Sunday Herald, (January 7, 1996), p. 42
    Williams, Gilda, “Evident / The Photographers’ Gallery,” Art Monthly, (December 1996)
    “James Welling.” Bomb, No. 54, (Winter 1996), pp. 14-15.

  • 1995

    Aletti, Vince, “Voice Choices: James Welling,” Village Voice, (Dec. 19, 1995), p.10
    Auerbach, Lisa Anne, “James Welling: Regen Projects,” Artforum, (March 1995)
    Bonetti, David, “Gallery Watch: Rena Bransten Gallery,” San Francisco Examiner, (September 22, 1995), p.C-7
    Grundberg, Andy, “James Welling”, The New York Times, (September 30, 1995)
    Grundberg, Andy, “Beyond Description: Content in Today’s Photography, Independent Curators: New York, broadsheet
    Medeiros, Margarida, “James Welling: Módulo”, Publico, (January 14, 1995)
    Medeiros, Margarida, “Paisagens e interiores”, Publico, (January 7, 1995)
    Schwarzwalder, Rosemarie, Klares Programm: Galerie Arbeit Heute, Lindinger+Schmid,Regensburg, P.77
    Servetar, Stuart, “Art”, New York Press, (December 13-19, 1995), p. 76
    unsigned, L’Immagine Riflessa, Prato: Museo Pecci, unpaginated
    unsigned, Whitney Center Pieces, Volume 2, No. 2, Whitney Center: Hamden, Fall

  • 1994

    Battarra, Enzo, “La teoria? E’ un gioco di eventi,” il Giornale di Napoli, (June 30, 1994)
    Grundberg, Andy, “Who are the Most Underrated and Overrated Artists?” Art News, New York, (February 1994)

    Karmel, Pepe. “Out of the Ghetto,” Artnews, (April 1994)
    Smith, Roberta, “Group Shows of Every Kind...,” The New York Times, (Feb. 25, 1994)
    Thorkildsen, Asmund, Nettverk. Network, The Olympic Collection 94, Oslo: De norske Bokklubbene AS, p. 87

  • 1993

    Balau, R.&’m.James Welling: Laces Factories. Forum International, no. 19, (Oct-Nov 1993), p. 142.
    Cassiman, Bart (Ed.,) The Sublime Void. Antwerp: Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, pp. 10-11, 125, 208-209, 260-261
    Demarty, Marie-Pierre, “Welling entre dans l’usine,” Nord Littoral, Calais, (April 16 1993)
    Hagen, Charles, “James Welling,” The New York Times, (May 14, 1993)
    Hume, Christopher, “Industrial Photography,” The Toronto Star, Toronto, (Jun. 10, 1993)
    Upshaw, Reagan, “James Welling at Jay Gorney,” Art in America, (December 1993)
    “James Welling Railroad Photographs,” Blind Spot, Issue 1, (1993)

  • 1992

    Ament, Deloris, Tarzan, “Through the lens of history,” The Seattle Times, (Sep. 24, 1992)
    Hackett, Regina, “Familiar scenes are shot with cold perfection,” Seattle Post-Inteligencer, (Sep. 24, 1992)
    Michaels, Walter Benn, “Photography as Art,” unpublished paper delivered at Photography and Art, Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, (April 1992)
    Smallwood, Lyn, “Shooting the rails,” Seattle Weekly, (September 30, 1992)

  • 1991

    Aletti, Vince. “James Welling,” The Village Voice, (May 7 1991)
    Messler, Norbert. “James Welling: Wunder der sichtbaren Welt,” Noema Magazine, (May 1991)
    Schjeldahl, Peter, “At the Salon of April,” The Village Voice, (May 14, 1991)
    unsigned, “Grandes Lignes, quand l’art entre en gare,” Beaux-Arts (1991), pp. 46-47

  • 1990

    Bianchi, Pado, “James Welling: Photography 1977-1990 at the Kunsthalle Bern,” Kunstforum, (November/December 1990)
    Cueff, Alain, “Et Welling Aussi”, Beaux-Arts, #75, (January 1990), pp. 68-75
    Loock, Ulrich, “Meanings at Our Disposal,” Parachute, (October / December 1990)
    Raczka, Robert, “James Welling at Beaver College,” New Art Examiner, (February 1990)
    Trippi, Laura, “Interview,” Strange Attractors: Signs of Chaos, New York: New Museum (1990)
    Troncy, Eric, “James Welling,” Flash Art, Milan, (October 1990)
    Van den Boogerd, Dominic, “James Welling: Feiten en Ficties van de Fotographie,” Metropolis M, No. 5, (October 1990), pp. 44-4

  • 1989

    Decter, Joshua, “James Welling at Jay Gorney Modern Art,” Flash Art, (January/February 1989)
    Faber, Monika, “Gallery Talk, 28 April 1989,” Galerie Nächst St. Stephan/Rosemarie Schwarzwalder, Vienna, unpublished
    Haus, Mary, “150 Years of Photography,” Artnews, #4, Vol. 88, (Apr. 1989), pp. 162-163
    Nesweda, Peter, “The Yearning of a Society Without History,” Der Standard, (May 10, 1989)
    Princenthal, Nancy, review, The Print Collector’s Newsletter, vol XX, No. I, (March –April 1989)
    Prodhon, Francoise-Claire, “James Welling at Samia Saouma, Paris,” Flash Art (1989)
    Scheuer, Daniel, “150th at f2 Snapshots of Contemporary Art Photography,” Center Quarterly: A Journal of Photography and Related Arts, vol. II, Number 1
    unsigned, Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, published for Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, and Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    unsigned, “James Welling at Beaver College,” The Philadelphia Enquirer, (October 26, 1989)

  • 1988

    Bankowsky, Jack, Flash Art, (Spring 1988)
    Collins, Tricia and Milazzo, Richard, “Art at the End of the Social,” Art at the End of the Social, Rooseum: Malmo, 1988. pp. 79-88
    Fairbrother, Trevor, Bi National: American Art of the Late 80’s, Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts, 1988.
    Grundberg, Andy, The New York Times, (March 25, 1988)
    Grundberg, Andy, “Camera Culture in a Postmodern Age,” Photography and A Interactions Since 1946, New York: Abbeville Press, P. 225
    Hoy, Anne H., Fabrications-Staged, Altered, and Appropriated Photographs, New York: Abbeville Press, 1988
    Johnson, Ken, Art in America, (July 1988), pp. 135-136
    Joselit, David, “Saying the Unsayable,” Solomon-Godeau, Abigail, “Beyond the Simulation Principle,” Welling, James, “Catalogue Proposal, 1987, Utopia Post
    Utopia: Configurations of Nature and Culture in Recent Sculpture and Photography, MIT Press: Cambridge, pp. 2, 13, 37, 55, 71,73, 85, 103, 105
    Krauss, Rosalind, “A Debate on Abstraction,” Photography and Abstraction, (May 1988)
    Linsley, Robert, “In Pursuit of the Vanishing Subject: James Welling and Rodney Graham,” C Magazine, (Winter 1988)
    Morgan, Robert, review, Arts Magazine, (Dec. 1988)
    Ramsey, Ellen, “Rodney Graham, James Welling,” Vanguard, (February 1988)
    unsigned, Implosion: A Postmodern Perspective, Stockholm: Moderna Museet, pp. 152-155

  • 1987

    Grundberg, Andy, “Camera Culture in a Postmodern Age,” Photography and Art: 1946-86, Los Angeles, CA, LA County Museum of Art, New York: Abbeville Press, 1987, p. 225

    Ottman, Klaus, “The Spectacle of Chaos”, Flash Art (1987)
    Relyea, Lane, review of show at Kuhlenschmidt/Simon Gallery, L.A. Weekly, (May 1987)
    unsigned, “Untitled (Man, School, Shoe),” Skeptical Belief (s), Chicago: The Renaissance Society 1986 Collins, Tricia and Milazzo, Richard, “James Welling: Party Favors,” Kunstforum International, (March/April/ May 1986)
    Decter, Joshua, review, Arts, (February 1986)
    Foster, Hal, “Signs Taken for Wonders,” Art In America, (May 1986)
    Welling, James, “Gelatin Photographs,” File Magazine, #26: (X-mas 1986)
    ________, “Galgiani’s Image”, to accompany “Simple Conjunctions,” an installation by Phillip Galgiani, San Francisco Museum of Art 1984 Gintz, Claude, Ailleurs et Autrement, Paris: ARC
    Grundberg, Andy, “The Fall from Grace of a Spiritual Guru,” The New York Times,(September 2, 1984), p. 19
    Grundberg, Andy, The New York Times, (March 2, 1984)
    Johnson, Ken, “James Welling at Christine Burgin,” Art in America, (July 1984)
    Collins, Tricia & Milazzo, Richard, Hybrid Neutral, catalogue for traveling exhibition
    Salle, David & Welling, James, “Images that Understand Us: A Conversation with David Salle and James Welling,” LAICA Journal, #40, (Fall 1984)
    Wallis, Brian (Ed.,) Art after Modernism, Rethinking Representation, Boston: David R. Godin, pp. 78, 80, 168
    Welling, James, “Abstract,” Effects-Magazine for New Art Theory, #2

  • 1983

    Solomon-Godeau, Abigail, In Plato’s Cave, New York: Marlborough Gallery, (Oct- Nov. 1983)

  • 1982

    Cook, Scott, Natural History, New York: Grace Borgenicht Gallery, unpaginated
    Grundberg, Andy, “In Today’s Photography Imitation Isn’t Always Flattery,” The New York Times, (Nov 14, 1982), p. H31.
    Owens, Craig, “Back to the Studio”, Art In America, (January 1982)
    Solomon-Godeau, Abigail, “Playing the Fields of the Image,” After Image, (Summer 1982)
    Solomon-Godeau, Abigail, “In Plato’s Cave,” In Plato’s Cave, New York: Marlborough Gallery

  • 1981

    Lifson, Ben, “Collage à Trois,” The Village Voice, (April 8-14, 1981), p. 92

  • 1980

    Welling, James, Performance Anthology, critical writings, ed. Carl Loeffler, San Francisco: Contemporary Arts Press
    Thornton, Gene, “Narrative Works---And Arbus,” The New York Times, (September 1980)

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2014

    Infinity Award International Center of Photography

  • 2009

    Pilara Foundation Distinguished Visiting Photography Fellow

  • 2007-2008

    International Association of Art Critics Award of Excellence to James Welling/First Place/Best Show in a Commercial Gallery Nationally for James Welling, Regen Projects, Los Angeles

  • 1999

    DG BANK-Förderpreis Fotografie, Sprengel Museum Hannover

  • 1986

    New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

  • 1985

    National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

Lectures & Conversations

  • 2015

    James Welling and Alex Klein “In Dialogue”, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA
    Things Beyond Resemblance: James Welling Photographs, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA
    Outside the Box Gallery Talks: James Welling on “Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld”, New Museum, New York, USA

  • 2014

    After Andrew Wyeth, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
    James Welling, International Center of Photography, New York

  • 2012

    Hard Cases: Art form, medium, and appreciative kind - Themes from the work of Dominic McIver Lopes, University of Warwick, Coventry, England (conference)
    James Welling: The Mind on Fire, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, England
    James Welling: A Window on Wyeth, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford,
    Connecticut

  • 2011

    James Welling, Auerbach Lecture, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
    UCLA Department of Art Lecture: James Welling, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

  • 2010

    James Welling: Artist Talk, Newman Lecture on Contemporary Photography, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota (on the occasion of the exhibition New Pictures 3: JamesWelling, Glass House)

  • 2009

    Artist’s Talk with James Welling, Aperture Foundation, New York
    Conceptual Art and Photography: James Welling in Conversation with Jan Dibbets, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

  • 2008

    James Welling in Conversation with Walead Beshty, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (on the occasion of the 2008 Whitney Biennial)

  • 2007

    Conversations with Artists: James Welling, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    A New Luminism, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
    Visiting Artist Program presents James Welling, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

  • 2005

    James Welling on Andy Warhol, Artists on Artists Lecture Series, Dia Art Foundation, New York

  • 2001

    James Welling in Conversation with Michael Fried, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Teaching

  • 1995 - present

    Professor, Department of Art, UCLA

  • 1995

    Visiting Lecturer, Visual Art Program, Department of Architecture, MIT, Cambridge, MA, Spring Semester

  • 2012

    Princeton

Film Producer

  • 2004

    Executive Producer, independent feature film, Easy:
    * Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival
    * Official Selection, Dramatic Competition, Sundance Film Festival

Curatorial Projects

  • 2008

    Anthony Hernandez, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

Public Collections

  • Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, USA
    Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
    Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, USA
    Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
    Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA
    Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
    Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, USA
    City Collection, Geneva, Switzerland
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
    Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA
    Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
    Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA
    Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
    Fondation Belgacom, Brussels, Belgium
    Fonds National d'Art Contemporain (FNAC), Paris, France
    Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Bourgogne, Dijon, France
    Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de Bretagne, Châteaugiron, France
    Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
    Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
    Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Nord Pas-de-Calais, Dunkerque, France
    Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
    Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA
    Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
    Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
    Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA
    J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA
    Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA
    KPN Collection, The Netherlands
    Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
    Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, USA
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
    Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA
    Musée d'Art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
    Musée Départemental d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France
    Musée de La Roche-sur-Yon, Roche-sur-Yon, France
    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
    Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, USA
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
    Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
    Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria
    National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
    Olympic Collection, Oslo, Norway
    Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
    Tate Gallery, London, UK
    Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
    Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
    Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA
    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
    Yale University Museum of Art, New Haven, USA